The new CEC L-109-14 test method was published to help them cope with the increased risk of engine oil oxidation. It provides additional protection for passenger cars and commercial vehicles running on biodiesel by covering a temperature range currently not covered in other test methods.
For this oxidation test, the sample is blended with 7% of B100. This mixture and 10mL of an ion catalyst solution are poured in a flask which is heated to 150°C in an oil bath while an air flow of 10 L/h is fed through the sample. The standard test duration is 216 hours with intermediate samples taken after 72, 144 and 168 hours. The change in kinematic viscosity @ 100°C and oxidation level (FTIR) of the sample are evaluated.
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